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U.S. Lied to Get Search Warrants, Megaupload Claims

The U.S. government lied to a court to get search warrants for computer servers in Virginia belonging to, which is accused of orchestrating the biggest copyright-infringement conspiracy in U.S. history, the file-sharing website said.

The U.S. government had sought Megaupload’s cooperation in the investigation and the company agreed, unaware it was the target of the investigation, Megaupload said in a filing yesterday in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia.